Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold filled setting has a bright patina. Minor surface scratching at back with tiny shallow dent. Original glass sparkles with crisp faceting and minor wear. One original frame holds your photo in place.
Shuts securely with a satisfying snap. Tests for 10k gold filled, glass. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story.
Etched by hand, the style of design indicates that this locket is German made. Made to simulate a ruby, the single paste stone gives the locket a touch of sparkle.
With a nicely sized silhouette, this locket is still fairly thin and will lay flush along your neck. On Handmade or Hand-Carved Jewelry. Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect.
Throughout history, regions have developed their own distinctive styles of jewelry with techniques that are passed down through generations. Because each region shared the same techniques, materials, knowledge, and craftspeople, the style of each region becomes incredibly recognizable, almost like a designer. However, regional jewelry is made by different artisans, so each piece feels subtly different.
For example, Austro-Hungarian jewelry is a recognizable category of jewelry, known by its style, motifs, construction, and materials. Collectors can favor regional jewelry for the clear history and distinct location that can be assigned to the piece. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item "Antique Victorian 10k Gold Filled Hand Etched Paste Locket Pendant" is in sale since Wednesday, August 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.